PD: Suspect steals jewelry twice from same Phoenix store

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Police said the same thief stole gold chains from the same jewelry store two different times. (Source: Silent Witness) Police said the same thief stole gold chains from the same jewelry store two different times. (Source: Silent Witness)
Police said the suspect ran out of the store both times with gold chains in his hands. (Source: Silent Witness) Police said the suspect ran out of the store both times with gold chains in his hands. (Source: Silent Witness)
Police said the suspect may have worn a wig. (Source: Silent Witness) Police said the suspect may have worn a wig. (Source: Silent Witness)
The incidents happened in October and December of 2017. (Source: Silent Witness) The incidents happened in October and December of 2017. (Source: Silent Witness)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Police are asking for the public's help in finding the man they say stole jewelry at two different times from the same store at Desert Sky Mall.

On Oct. 4, the man went inside the Arizona Diamond Center and pretended to be a customer and asked to see gold chains, police said. Once he had them in his hand, he ran out of the store, according to police.

Then on Dec. 19, police claim the same suspect reached inside the jewelry case after asking to see gold chains, grabbed four of them and ran from the store.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man, 25 to 35 years old, 5-foot-11, 220 lbs. with black hair, brown eyes, facial hair and a bald spot on the top of his head. He might have been wearing a wig during one of the crimes, police said.

Detectives also think the man may have driven to and from the mall in a faded green Dodge Neon.

Anyone with information call Silent Witness at either 480-WITNESS (948-6377) or 1-800-343-TIPS (8477). Spanish speakers may call 480-TESTIGO (837-8446). (Click or tap phone number to call from this story on your mobile device.)

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